one of the things I complain about, A LOT is the lack of drive in poets and photographers. Poets don’t read poetry, just wanna write a poem and jump on a stage and perform. Photographers just wanna grab a cheap digital camera print some business cards by vista print and then say they are professionals.
I could start a rant right here, but in 2011, thats not my goal. The problem isn’t how many photographers there are hanging shingles, its what they don’t know that is the problem. And while I hate, and I mean HATE the way most new photogs approach people about learning. I mean really, sore spot – don’t tell me about your passion for photography, EVERYBODY is passionate about photography. Don’t tell me how much you wanna learn so you can rock your business, training my competition isn’t high on my list of to dos – end sore spot. It is my responsibility to give back, and I really LOVE to give back, I love networking and meeting other photographers. I love to share ideas and learn with others. But in the words of my awesome partner in crime Jerren…
- I want my work to say something about me or the subject. Not just be random clicks. —Jerren
That being said, I wanted to find things that were tangible and share them books, DVD’s things that I ahve invested in and have helped me grow, technically. We’ll work on other aspects at a later date. Today I am gonna recommended that every person would would like to get past person with camera to photographer who makes a living with their camera, start by joining PPA. Its not horribly expensive. It has a ton of benefits, and once you do that you can look into getting certified. It is one of my personal goals to be come a certified master of photography. And at a recent workshop (we’ll get to the value of those later as well) the speaker Sandy Puc talked about feeling a lot like how I feel about the photography industry and spoke about being certified. she has created this tool to help photographers get there, its called Ceritfy With Sandy
Go there read it and get started!